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Car hits Culpeper sheriff’s deputy

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A Culpeper County deputy was struck—but not hurt—by a vehicle during a traffic stop Friday night.

Deputy Joshua Haught had stopped a car at U.S. 29 and Dirt Road in Culpeper for an equipment violation, according to Detective Angela Deavers.

Haught spoke with the driver and was walking back to his patrol car, but was hit by a different vehicle before he got there, Deavers said.

As that vehicle approached his car, Haught shined his flashlight at the front of it, yelled for the driver to stop, tried to get out of its path and even tried to turn and slide over the hood, Deavers said. The driver struck his left leg and patrol car mirror without stopping, she said.

Haught pursued the black 1999 Oldsmobile sedan for about 1 mile and stopped it on Madison Road.

Dawn Offer, 32, of Orange was charged with failure to move over for law enforcement and was released on a summons, Deavers said.

The passenger, William Washington, 33, of Woodbridge, was found to be wanted in Spotsylvania County for nonpayment of child support. He was arrested and released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.

Cathy Dyson: 540/374-5425